Hi everybody! Boy am I super excited for today's post. It's a long one - sorry but I have so much to share. First off - do you want some BLOG CANDY??? Then stay tuned and read on...
Just Us Girls Challenge. We bring you a technique challenge today and it is to make a card that includes Paper Piecing. See the Just Us Girls blog for links to tutorials if you're not sure how to do this. Since the Just Us Girls acronym (JUGS) was deemed to be "sort of" appropriate for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October (our inaugural month) it's also OPTIONAL to include the color pink on your card as well.
For my project I just HAD to break out one of my Bella (StampingBella) girly, girly stamps for this challenge (in honor of Just Us Girls) and I had to go with ALL pink. I will be giving this to a close friend who just started treatment for breast cancer. :-(
First I stamped my image on cardstock and colored the parts that would not be pieced. I then stamped the image again on my patterned paper and using very sharp scissors, I cut out the dress from patterned paper.
I adhered the pieced dress to my stamped and colored image.
Finally, I flipped this great sketch #136 from CPS and completed my card. My sentiment is also from StampingBella and was intended to help my friend keep up her amazingly positive attitude.
NOW for the Blog Candy - full deets are on the Just Us Girls blog but I will tell you that this week to KICK OFF the JUST US GIRLS challenge blog, we are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to either Gina K Designs or PaperTrey Ink (winner's choice) to one lucky winner! To enter you need to participate in our Week 2 challenge by creating a new card with the Paper Piecing technique, post it DIRECTLY to your blog or online gallery, then link it to the Mr. Linky on the Just Us Girls Challenge site. Deadline to post to Mr. Linky is Thursday, October 15, 9:00 PM EST. We will post the winner on the Just Us Girls blog on Friday along with our very special "top pick" stamper called our "Chic of the Week". I really, really hope you will play along!
Alicia - Happy Stampin
Finally - here's the list of "Just Us Girls" - check out all the sites for some fun and inspirational ideas!
Kristin - Mindless Creativity
Dana - Paper Daydream
Lisa - Kind Creations
Mona - Cupcakes Creations
Maria - Ria CreationsTracey - Insert Creative Witty Blog Name Here
Alicia - Happy Stampin
Pam - Paper and Ribbons and Stamps! Oh My! (*tee hee* that's me!)
Thanks for stopping by - can't wait to see what you create!!!
Hugs n grins!